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Objectives
The objects of the Civilian Secretariat are to -
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    Exercise civilian oversight over the Police Service through monitoring and evaluating overall police performance against planned programmes;
  • Give strategic advice to the Minister in respect of developing and implementing policies;
  • Provide administrative support services to the Minister to ensure South Africa‚Äôs engagement with relevant international obligations;
  • Liaise and communicate with stakeholders;
  • Implement a partnership strategy to mobilise role-players and stakeholders to strengthen service delivery by the police service to ensure the safety and security of communities;
  • Implement, promote and align the operations of the Civilian Secretariat in the national and provincial spheres of government;
  • Co-ordinate the functions and powers of the Civilian Secretariat in the national and provincial spheres of government;
  • Promote co-operation between the Civilian Secretariat, the Police Service and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, and
  • Provide guidance to community police fora and associated structures and facilitate their proper functioning.